Old School Doors – Series 1

Older schools have “old school” doors that are much more interesting than newer doors. They were designed to last, and they look good too. Here are a few examples of doors at schools in Toronto and Australia, my contribution to Norm’s Thursday Doors this week.

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Humberside Collegiate Institute, Toronto
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ALPHA Alternative School (formerly Brant Street School), Toronto
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Annette Street School, Toronto
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Bowral Public School, Bowral, NSW, Australia

Autumn Doors

It’s that time of year again – the leaves have started to turn from green to brilliant red, orange and yellow hues – and Hallowe’en is a few days away.

This series of autumnal doors is my contribution to Norm’s Thursday Doors for this week.

I got a head start on the first two of these images – they were taken in Australia this past April. Bowral, New South Wales – located in the Southern Highlands – is at a high enough elevation to have cool winters and frosty nights, and has many deciduous trees.

The third image was shot in Toronto. I think that Hallowe’en is celebrated in an “orderly” manner in this household.

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family sized doorway
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framed in red
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ready for Hallowe’en

 

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Wheels

I selected a couple of images of old wheels to post in response to Cee’s weekly Black and White Photo Challenge for this week. These wheels belong to old carts that were the primary means of transporting commodities in their day. Presently, they are on display for public viewing at museums or antique shops, as a reminder of the past.

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The Cumnock Star wagon was built in the 1870’s and operated on a round trip route between Cumnock and Molong, in central New South Wales, Australia. This wagon was drawn by a team of 9 clydesdales, carrying wheat in one direction, and beer, spirits and supplies in the opposite direction. The Aussies have always needed to be well supplied!

The old cart and wheelbarrows are on display at the Weald and Downland Living Museum, located in southern England, and the subject of one of my previous blog posts.

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The Cumnock Star
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cart and wheelbarrow wheels

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Music

I have found that one way to learn more about blogging is to follow other blogs. One new thing I have discovered is the existence of weekly photo challenges.

These photo challenges remind me of one of the pleasures of belonging to a camera club. In the camera club, you would typically have one or several topics for submissions each month. Some topics encouraged you to be creative about the subject matter, and then you would go out and shoot a few images to try and capture your thoughts.

Weekly challenges don’t allow much time for imagination, so I am thinking that most of the time I will be scouring my archives for a shot that matches the topic.

This week, I am entering Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge for the first time. Going forward with this and other challenges, I have decided to submit two images per topic – one image for my title page, and the other as my feature submission. This should increase my output of posts (depending on how I can relate to the assigned topics of the week), which I have learned is a good thing to do, in order to maintain contact with other bloggers.

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My choice for a Music image is a photo of a musician in the Royal Australian Navy Band, based in Sydney. The event was a naval parade through downtown Sydney. There were several bands, and crews marching from many RAN vessels. It was a big day.

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RAN Band, Sydney – in Sydney, March 2009

Sun and Shadows

All of the images in this series are of public spaces located inside buildings. Two of these buildings are located in Australia, where the sun is always prevalent. The sun, shining through glazed windows, leaves its imprint on the walls and floors. The structural system of the walls and glazing is revealed through the shadows that are cast by the sun.

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Harbourfront lobby, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
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Atrium, Gordon Place Hotel, Melbourne, Australia
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Main entry, University of Toronto Pharmacy Building, Toronto, Ontario